Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies is a new and innovative interdisciplinary programme. At undergraduate level, It is available as a single-honours M.A. or as part of a joint-M.A. degree with another subject, e.g. History, Archaeology, English, Linguistics, Scottish Gaelic or another modern language. (This programme, by teaching the languages, literatures and cultures of the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon worlds, replaces the previous Celtic Studies and Celtic Civilisation programmes.) At taught postgraduate level, it is available as a Masters or MLitt in Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies, drawing on a similar range of modules.

Aberdeen is one of the very few universities in Europe where it is possible for a student to study the Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in comparison. Our modules cover literature, culture, history and languages. The emphasis is on the Dark Ages and Middle Ages, but with modules on ancient and modern periods as well. No prior knowledge is expected. Students can choose their own pathway based on a wide range of available modules, depending on their particular areas of interest. Aberdeen has been a centre for Celtic studies for more than a century, and our library resources are outstanding. All our modules are taught on the beautiful, late-mediaeval King’s College campus, and the surrounding countryside is rich in archaeological and historic remains of Scotland’s Celtic and Nordic past.

The new undergraduate programme is very flexible in regard to honours options (levels 3 and 4).  Each academic year, a minimum of two special subject courses in literature, history or practical skills will be taught, depending on staff availability and student interest. This is in addition to the honours language teaching.

Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator: Professor Ralph O’Connor

MLitt Programme Co-ordinator: Professor Patrick Crotty

For further information about the undergraduate programme, click here.

For further information about the MLitt programme, please consult the online prospectus or contact the co-ordinator.